Valentino Made the Perfect Black Boot for Fall 2019

Insatiable shoe lovers might take a look at Valentino’s fall ’19 runway and find it a bit boring. After all, there were no frilled feathers, no glossy patent leathers, none of the ever-popular RockStuds. A few strappy sandals peeked out underneath evening gowns, but were mostly obscured. Only two pairs of red boots stood out amid a sea of black leather on foot.

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Black ankle boots on the runway for Valentino fall ’19.
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But anyone with even a limited shoe wardrobe recognizes the power and necessity of a black boot. If one was stranded on an island — granted, one that still required professional dress codes — the black boot would be the one pair of shoes you’d bring with you. It goes with any silhouette, from long dresses to jeans, and seamlessly blends in with anything.

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Valentino fall ’19.
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For Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, the slim black leather boot was a solid base on which to show his signature palette of saturated colors in ready-to-wear. That, of course, included Valentino’s signature red; a trademark formula that combined 100 percent magenta, 100 percent yellow and 10 percent black.

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Valentino fall ’19.
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Digital prints of marble statues in embrace combined with abstract floral and butterfly motifs, which were transposed onto oversized coats, mini dresses and tops. There was even a digital print on an oversized white hoodie, which Kaia Gerber wore with an orange-red, feather-accented coat, white lace hat and a singular pair of patent-leather Mary Janes, worn with black hosiery.

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Valentino fall ’19.
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Done in a high ankle with a mid sheen, the boot had a slim pointed toe and gold side zipper, worn mostly with bare legs.

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Kaia Gerber at Valentino fall ’19.
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See more styles from Valentino’s fall ’19 runway.

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